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Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 

METEOROLOGICAL

DEFINITION:
Pertaining to meteorology or to phenomena of the atmosphere or weather.

FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The high-tech and meteorological communities of Colorado make the area an excellent place to do business, Platzer added.
The Boulder Daily Camera, 09/24/2018

Words in the News Quiz
5 Elementary Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!


1. A small hill or mound.

knoll

imperious

debris

sabotage


2. Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition

persistent

dismal

ominous

brackish


3. Timid, fearful, overly cautious

brackish

jabber

meticulous

hasten


4. A piece of written, printed, or electronic matter that provides information or evidence or that serves as an official record.

eavesdrop

obstacles

bluff

document


5. A movement or series of moves requiring skill and care

specimen

tactic

repugnant

analyze


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